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Reflective Journal

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Erin Burgess

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Reflective Journal
Erin Burgess
My Placement
Company: CareerOne.com.au
My role: Marketing Manager of Data and Display
Tenure: 5 years in 5 different roles
What we do: CareerOne.com.au is a media, technology and recruitment business. Our website provides people access to 1000s of jobs and career advice, and we offer a range of products for companies to find the people they need and advertise their brand.
My Journal outlines and reflects on my experiences during the first eight weeks of my industry placement at CareerOne.com.au.
Work, Society and Culture
Thank You
Differences in personalities and associated work behaviour
Understanding organisational cultures, subcultures and countercultures
Leadership & Management
Motivation & Morale
Learning Contract Assignment &
Preparing Formal Reports
Moving from groups to teams
Power, authority, control & compliance
Functional Structure that changes regularly
Flat team structure reduces bureaucracy and improves communication
Room to improve cross-departmental relationships
My manager is a Transformational Leader:
Charismatic
Inspirational
Innovative
Fosters a team community
Trusted
Supportive
Sets rewards and expectations
Confident
Develops employees
Influential
Admired
Knowledgeable
Motivational
CareerOne motivates its staff with extrinsic motivators:
"Too many organisations are making their policies about talent and people based on assumptions that are outdated and unexamined"
- Dan Pink
Bonus Schemes
Annual Reward Programs
Awards and Competitions
But I'm intrinsically motivated and would benefit from...
Autonomy
Mastery
Purpose
French & Raven's six sources of power:
Reward
Referent
Coercive
Expert
Legitimate
Information
My experience with Legitimate power:

Used by people in positions of authority and responsibility
Most important power to understand and learn from
It can be frustrating but is a part of most workplaces
Improving communication can help
Trust
Conflict
Accountability
Results
Commitment
My team experience:

Sense of community and feeling of accomplishment but not quite high performing
Individuals making decisions means there is no buy-in and we stop at commitment
Need to be transparent and communicate more effectively to gain commitment and become successful
CareerOne's strong organisational culture:
Challenger brand
Do what it takes to succeed
Support each other
Symbols and Values:
Large offices -> importance of hierarchy
Glass walls and open plan -> open and transparent culture
New values to motivate employees:
Leading the Way
Pride and Passion
One Team
Innovation
My learning style: Reflector/Pragmatist
Efficient
Logical
Consider other people's views
Like to have all available information
Confident
Practical
Researching, preparing and presenting reports -> Essential skills for all employees
Enjoy Challenges
Like to try out new ideas
My personality: ENFJ
Extroversion over Introversion: strong (89%)
Judging over perceiving: moderate (56%)
Feeling over thinking: moderate (38%)
Intuition over sensing: slight (12%)
Self-confident
Straight-forward
Organised
Enjoy being centre of attention
Honest
People-focused
Do not like impersonal reasoning
Giver
Strong Opinions
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